Beasley hauled in all seven of his targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Bears.
Beasley was visibly shaken up after taking a hard hit on the opening series, but he returned to the game in short order and had no problem making his presence felt. He nearly posted a much bigger stat line, coming up just inches shy of the goal line on a 29-yard gain in the second quarter. As mentioned on NBC's broadcast of the game, it was the first pass Beasley has ever caught more than 20 yards downfield. Such is life for an undersized slot target, and in any case, the lack of big-play potential doesn't seem to bother Dak Prescott, who can (theoretically) look to Dez Bryant when he wants to go deep. While Bryant eventually figures to supplant him, Beasley enters a Week 4 matchup against San Francisco as the team leader in targets (25), receptions (20) and receiving yards (213).
Beasley acted as a security valve for rookie quarterback Dak Prescott on Sunday, coming up with a number of short catches to help move the offense and displaying some impressive skills after the catchs. Beasley has 13 receptions for 140 yards through two games and the rapport he seems to have established with Prescott could make him an option in PPR formats. He will now set his sights on a Week 3 matchup with the Bears.
He and Jason Witten dominated the looks in the
The possession receiver showed solid rapport with Dak Prescott after Tony Romo went down very early in the game. Beasley appears set to reprise his role as one of the linchpins of the
Although he may benefit from Tony Romo's return, Beasley actually set career-high marks in receptions (52), targets (74), receiving yards (536) and touchdowns (five) last season, despite dealing with hideous quarterback play for much of the year. Beasley could conceivably improve upon those numbers, but a real leap is difficult to imagine, as he doesn't figure to get many snaps when the Cowboys only have two wideouts on the field. Dez Bryant and Ezekiel Elliott are expected to carry the offense, with Beasley, Terrance Williams and Jason Witten chipping in.
|4||10/2/16||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/6/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|13||12/1/16||@ MIN||8:25 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ NYG||8:30 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
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